8.30.2016

Still walking

(c)IlariaPranzini
Sometimes you need it: a long solo walk, lost in your thoughts, aiming your aims without the need to talk or to explain. Sometimes there is nothing to tell or even nothing to show, just the feeling it's time for you to do something new and to prove yourself.
(c)IlariaPranzini
I'm on my way again with a light backpack and a relatively big goal but I don't want to talk too loud about it because big things need a long time to grow, respect and silence.
(c)IlariaPranzini
I'm walking on beatiful hills, not far from home yet, getting ready for a very intense winter of training and descovering. I feel full of energy planning my next steps. But I must be patient and I know you don't need that much to reach your limit and gently push to go beyond it. 
I have never settled for an ordinary life and not because I think I'm extra-ordinary but probably because I don't fit in very well. When I really love something I want to get as close to it as I can, living it is my way to understand it
Living at the limit means to me living well, I need to be working hard to feel good and that's probably my limit: I can't just contemplate. I need to go, and see and write and possibily do. 
I see I'm talking about nothing, that's too abstract to result interesting. So far my travel has got the green and grey profile of my mountains and the taste of my sweat. It sounds like silence and the whisper of the forest. I'm accumulating a big lot of energy, phiscally and mentally, and I'll jump like a spring... at the right time. 
I don't feel like to be connected at the moment but walking and writing are just one for me.

La Vuelta 9: David De La Cruz: "I found out that we have a consistent gap. Then I knew I can do it."

David De La Cruz:
“After being injured and sidelined due to health problems many times in the past two years, this victory repays me for all the hard work and the team for the confidence showed. 
The key moment was when I was with Devenyns and found out that we have a consistent gap on the guys chasing us. Then I knew I can do it. 
It’s incredible to ride in a race against the best in the world – riders like Froome, Contador, Valverde or Quintana – and take this beautiful win. Alto del Naranco is a fantastic climb, which I know very well from the Vuelta a Asturias, and to be on top here gives me a great and unique feeling.
I can’t believe I’m the leader of the Vuelta a España! At the start of the day, when I went in the break, I was thinking of taking the win. During the stage, I wasn’t aware I can seize the jersey, it was only in the final two kilometers that I got this info from the team car. To lead my home race is the icing on the cake and I’ll savor every moment. I want to thank to my all my teammates and to sport director Jan Schaffrath, who kept me informed on what was happening during the stage and motivated me. The confidence of the team and of the guys was crucial and says a lot about how united and determined this team is.” 

RESULTS 
STAGE
1 David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step 3:47:56
2 Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling 0:00:27
3 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac 0:00:33
4 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:00:51
5 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling
6 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ 0:00:53
7 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18 0:00:58
8 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:01:04
9 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
10 Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:01:10
GC
1 David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step 33:46:24
2 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:00:22
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:41
4 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:49
5 Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange 0:01:19
6 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky 0:01:38
7 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team 0:02:01
8 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team 0:02:06
9 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:02:07
10 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 0:02:08

La Vuelta 8: Nairo Quintana: "We were waiting for Froome’s attack, which obviously came, and we had energy enough to respond to it."

Nairo Quintana:
The smile I carried through the finish line was just a grimace of pure suffering. But happily, we achieved our goal of the day. This was my main expectation for the day: trying and putting some time on our rivals. We started, however, those steep slopes of La Camperona with much caution; we were waiting for Froome’s attack, which obviously came, and we had energy enough to respond to it. I was coming to this Vuelta with lots of ambition, like in every single GT I start, but it always boosts your confidence to see you’re a little bit ahead of your rivals for one day.
It’s never soon to get a leader’s jersey: it’s better to be ahead with a few seconds than trying desperately to make them up from behind. The GC is looking quite sorted out, which is reasonable, taking into account that we’ve raced really fast over the week, with demanding stages which take its toll in finishes like today’s. From now onwards, with such a strong team that we have, I’m sure I’ll defend myself well, starting off with tomorrow, when we will wait and see how things go.”

Alejandro Valverde:
“What else can I ask for in this race? I’ve spent many days on the fight, I’m still in 2nd overall after a demanding finish, I’ve contested the stage wins many times… and now we’ve got Nairo in the lead, and should he need any help, he’ll find it from myself. I’m super happy with the result up to this point. It was actually a bit of my task into the steepest part of the climb, pulling so the pace didn’t stop into the first kilometer. We really hit the front hard in the beginning of the ascent, as we tried to avoid any crashes nor troubles.
Froome upped the pace at a certain point - he’s one who really develops a plan, riding by his own pace and knowing where he can go full-gas - and Nairo reacted really well, countered and grabbed some nice seconds. He rode really well. Some interesting days are ahead for us. I’ll try to profit from any chances I find, while I help Nairo chase his goal. I’m satisfied with the fact that I’m here, in this Vuelta, after two GTs, in such a good position. And while it lasts, I won’t stop going.”

RESULTS 
STAGE 
1 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha 4:09:30
2 Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:10
3 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie 0:00:17
4 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida 0:00:24
5 Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:40
6 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data 0:00:55
7 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18 0:01:11
8 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Astana Pro Team 0:01:30
9 Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Team Katusha
10 Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:01:44
11 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:02:38
12 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:04:41
13 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team 0:05:06
14 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:05:14
15 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
16 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
17 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky 0:05:23
18 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 0:05:30
19 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team 0:05:35
20 Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange 0:05:38
GC
1 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 29:55:54
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:19
3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:27
4 Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange 0:00:57
5 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky 0:01:16
6 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team 0:01:36
7 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team 0:01:39
8 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:44
9 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:46
10 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team

La Vuelta 7: Victor Campenaerts : "I tried to stay as long as possible in front, but that was just for fun."

Victor Campenaerts 
"I felt good and was happy that I could go along with the escape. Of course, you hope that the sprinters' teams are not interested in this stage. But if you see the gap remains the same, you know that the peloton is controling the break. 
With only 40 kilometers to go, suddenly there was the pack and I tried with Mate (Cofidis) to stay as long as possible in front, but that was just for fun. With Astana on the front and with 40 kilometres to go,  you know it does not make sense anymore. I have a good feeling and I hope that I can hold this the coming weeks, I look forward to the time trial in the last week. I wonder how my legs will feel in my first grand tour." 

RESULTS 
STAGE 
1 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling 3:55:44
2 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff Team
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
4 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
5 Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ
6 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale
7 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
8 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data
9 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
10 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
11 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team
12 Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
13 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
14 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
15 Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18
16 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team
17 Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
18 Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
19 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky
20 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo
GC
1 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team 25:41:05
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:24
3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:32
4 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:00:38
5 Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange
6 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 0:01:07
7 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky 0:01:12
8 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky 0:01:14
9 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:22
10 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange 0:01:28

8.25.2016

La Vuelta 6: Simon Yates Solo


Simon Yates:
”The team did some great work in the beginning and set things up really well for me. We wanted to go in there and try to make a hard race. There were lots of twists and turns in the finale, but I managed to take my opportunity and I’m very happy with the result.
The roads were pretty difficult there at the end but fortunately I timed my attack to perfection, it was a really hot day but it worked out very well for us in the end.”

RESULTS
STAGE

1 Atapuma
2 Valverde +28
3 Froome +32
4 Quintana +38
5 Chaves +38
6 S Sanchez +1:07
7 Konig +1:12
8 Kennaugh +1:14
GC
1 Yates
2 LL Sanchez +20
3 Felline +22
4 Hermans +22
5 Elissonde +22
6 Moreno +22
7 Frank +22

The excitement of a new start

Hello! as you can see I'm making some major changes to the blog. 
When I started it in 2008 the focus was on procycling and procycling at that time was totally different - more about stars than sport as I use to say, a glamurous world of epic challenges and cool guys surrounded by humorous fungirls. 
The mood was deeply modified by doping scandals and the consequent moralisation - real or illusory you decide - has made it more suittable for serious dedicated athletes than for wild talents and strong personalities. Whereabout system, biological passport, a more strict code of conduct matching a more strict actitude by the procycling public, fed up and disenchanted, made for a different mix.
Cycling journalism changed too, and dramaticly. The internet made somehow superflous all the circus: riders can directly talk to fans by Twitter, teams can directly stream races and press conferences, anybody can discuss about procycling topycs in forums, blogs, face-book pages and again on twitter... so where is the point about procycling jornalism? and where is the point about journalism itself to be honest. The point should be about the quality of this information: there is a lot of shit on the internet. That's true. 
Recently I got more interested in telling stories, in well writing about races and riders, in reporting and taking pictures in spite I'm not a profesional photographer. Actually the writing quality can make the difference in such a big mess of opinions and data. I don't know if I suceeded but this was my aim.
I traveled a lot to cover races and teams' events. I liked it not only because it gave me the chance to meet on person and to talk to interesting people but also because I beloved the challenge: traveling on my own, organising, packing and unpacking, catching last minute opportunities by a team or working hard to get an interview. 
However it become boring. There is no more challenge and traveling is the only part I still really enjoy, together with writing about the travel itself. My travel as a blogger started when I fell in love for Andy Schleck, not just as rider nor simply as a guy. He really stroke me as a person, I wanted to understand him and to do that I was forced to go closer. He has been a kind of involuntary guide for me and taught me a lot, but to go closer to him I know I disguised myself. Hard to say where was the mask and where he really changed me, but now that the story is over - ...and maybe I'll tell it all one day - now that he retired and procycling has changed so much... I'm gradually checking what still belongs to me and what doesn't.
Traveling by train during the last Tour de France, I read a book that suddenly brought me back to my previous me. I wrote about it immeditely. I felt the excitement of a new start. Yeah, I'm still eager to travel and to write but I need a bigger challenge and a more personal perspective. Closing down this blog was an option, still I prefer to keep it and to just move the focus. 
Adventure, greatness and challenge: that's still the clue. Stay tuned if you want to know more! 

La Vuelta 5 - Steven Kruijswijk: "It’s terrible that I have to leave this race because of an object that shouldn’t have been there."

NO WAY: Steven Kruijswijk crashed heavily against a metal pole in the final three kilometres and broke his left collarbone, forcing him to abandon this Vuelta. Gianni Meersman (Etixx - Quick Step) won the stage.

Steven 
Kruijswik:
“My ribs and collarbone hurt a lot. I crashed heavily into that pole. It’s terrible that I have to leave this race because of an object that shouldn’t have been there. I’m going home immediately tomorrow. This was, after the Giro d’Italia, my second big target and I’m really fed up about the way I’m leaving this Vuelta.”

RESULTS
STAGE
1 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step 4:16:42
2 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
3 Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ
4 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team
5 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin
6 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
7 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
8 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team
9 Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
10 José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
11 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale
12 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
13 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
14 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
15 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step
16 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team
17 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
18 Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ
19 Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ
20 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo
21 Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
22 Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac
23 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step
24 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal
25 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team
26 Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:02
27 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange
28 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie
29 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal
30 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team
31 Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
32 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
33 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida
34 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida
35 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky
36 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data
37 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo
38 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac
39 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data 0:01:27
40 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
41 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
42 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling
43 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling
44 Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling
45 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team
46 Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie
47 Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
48 Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data
49 Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida 0:01:29
50 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha
51 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling
52 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
53 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-BikeExchange 0:01:34
54 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ
55 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling
56 José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 18
57 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:01:52
58 Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha
59 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
60 Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
61 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team
62 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team
63 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
64 David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step
65 Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling
66 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18
67 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky
68 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step
69 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ
70 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team
71 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ
72 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
73 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling
74 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie
75 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
76 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
77 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha
78 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
79 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
80 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team
81 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
82 Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
83 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
84 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
85 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:02:28
86 Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
87 Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
88 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:28
89 Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
90 Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:32
91 François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
92 Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
93 Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange 0:02:55
94 Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange
95 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
96 Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data
97 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team
98 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:02
99 Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
100 Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
101 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
102 Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange 0:03:06
103 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
104 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
105 Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
106 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange
107 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal
108 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:03:09
109 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step
110 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-BikeExchange 0:03:22
111 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac 0:03:31
112 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team
113 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:43
114 Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:03:54
115 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Astana Pro Team
116 Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
117 Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie
118 Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18
119 Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
120 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
121 José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team
122 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
123 Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky 0:03:58
124 Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data
125 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
126 Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin
127 Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange
128 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky
129 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff Team 0:04:02
130 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff Team
131 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida
132 Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida
133 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
134 Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
135 Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha
136 Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
137 Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Team Katusha
138 Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida
139 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha
140 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18
141 Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 0:04:13
142 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal
143 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac
144 Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - Merida
145 Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team
146 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:04:20
147 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida 0:04:23
148 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky
149 Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step
150 Sindre Skjoestad Lunke (Nor) Team Giant-Alpecin
151 Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha
152 Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Team Katusha
153 Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data
154 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
155 Nick Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data
156 Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
157 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie
158 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky
159 Eduard Prades (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
160 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
161 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff Team
162 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Tinkoff Team
163 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff Team
164 Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team
165 Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal
166 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team
167 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
168 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
169 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
170 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac
171 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18
172 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky
173 Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac
174 Jaime Roson (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
175 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
176 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team
177 Rein Taaramae (Est) Team Katusha
178 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
179 David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
180 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-BikeExchange 0:04:35
181 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:05:01
182 Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie
183 Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie 0:05:04
184 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ 0:05:36
185 Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ
186 Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky
187 Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:05:38
188 Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 0:05:46
189 Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data 0:06:04
190 Julien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie 0:06:51
191 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team 0:07:36
192 Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team
DNS Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
DNF Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ
DNF Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
GC
1 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team 17:39:52
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:28
3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:32
4 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:00:38
5 Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange
6 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 0:01:07
7 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:10
8 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky 0:01:12
9 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky 0:01:14
10 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:22
11 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 0:01:24
12 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:35
13 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team 0:01:52
14 David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:55
15 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:02:07
16 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 0:02:13
17 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:02:17
18 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:02:27
19 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac 0:02:34
20 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:02:35
21 Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data 0:02:43
22 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:45
23 José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 18 0:02:51
24 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ 0:02:53
25 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:02:57
26 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:03:08
27 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange 0:03:09
28 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida 0:03:10
29 Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha 0:03:11
30 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:03:22
31 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:24
32 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18 0:03:35
33 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:03:42
34 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:44
35 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:03:49
36 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
37 Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:52
38 Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie 0:03:56
39 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data 0:04:08
40 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:04:13
41 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling 0:04:18
42 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:04:27
43 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data 0:04:38
44 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:04:42
45 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie 0:04:49
46 Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo 0:05:23
47 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:06:15
48 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:07:15
49 Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 0:08:19
50 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:08:22
POINTS
1 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step 51 pts
2 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ 26
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 26
4 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 25
5 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 20
MOUNTAIN
1 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ 10 pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 8
3 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 5
COMBINATION
1 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team 14 pts
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 18
3 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 18
4 Ruben Fernandez Andujar (Spa) Movistar Team 22
5 Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling 76
TEAM
1 BMC Racing Team 52:01:25
2 Movistar Team 0:00:46
3 Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:35
4 Team Sky 0:03:01
5 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:04:05
6 Cannondale-Drapac 0:04:13
7 Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:05:24
8 Dimension Data 0:05:25
9 AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:48
10 Lotto Soudal 0:06:09
11 IAM Cycling 0:07:10
12 Trek-Segafredo 0:07:37
13 Direct Energie 0:07:56
14 Astana Pro Team 0:07:57
15 Bora-Argon 18 0:10:39
16 Team Katusha 0:12:52
17 Lampre - Merida 0:18:32
18 FDJ 0:36:12
19 Team Giant-Alpecin 0:50:50